Penningtons Manches’ award winning life sciences team appoints two new specialists

Commercial, IP and IT affiliate Dr Nabil Asaad, who shall be primarily based within the Cambridge office with senior affiliate Rachel Bradley, joins Penningtons Manches from main healthcare sector agency Hempsons. He will advise throughout a spread of business, IP and regulatory issues together with contracts and contract disputes; the identification, safety and monetisation of IP rights; IP infringement and threats of litigation; information safety; and the regulatory regimes for medicines and medical gadgets. With a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, Nabil’s expertise earlier than coaching as a lawyer included work within the industrial sector involving tremendous chemical compounds manufacturing and early-phase pharmaceutical R&D. Nabil has just lately suggested on information safety compliance and the related contracts for the flagship NHS Test Beds programme on Long Term Conditions Early Intervention; contractual and regulatory points referring to using an experimental remedy for prion illnesses; and judicial evaluate of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.


Senior affiliate Dr Eileen McMorrow, who beforehand ran her personal specialist IP/IT and industrial apply offering authorized recommendation to artistic, expertise and conventional SMEs, legislation companies, public our bodies and charities, joins the agency’s industrial, IP and IT team in London and can specialize in offering authorized recommendation on defending and exploiting IP to shoppers within the life sciences sector. In explicit, she shall be concerned in negotiating and drafting patent licences and a variety of business contracts. Eileen holds a PhD in Plant Biochemistryfrom King’s College London, and has over 10 years’ expertise as a CEDR accredited mediator, efficiently mediating a variety of common industrial and IP disputes. 


Building on her expertise gained as editor of The Legal 500 publication, Life Sciences Law and Business, Eileen has taken on the function of editor for Penningtons Manches’ quarterly life sciences replace publication, BioBrief. Nabil additionally has expertise of sector writing, having printed plenty of scientific papers in main worldwide journals. He beforehand chaired the Physical Organic Chemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Eileen is a member of The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


Winner of 5 consecutive Corporate Intl Global Awards for ‘Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year in England’, the Penningtons Manches life sciences team has gone from power to power lately. The increasing team supplies a full vary of authorized, industrial and regulatory recommendation to shoppers on this fast-moving and aggressive area. The sector group takes an lively function in organisations that help the life sciences trade, each on an area degree, equivalent to OBN and One Nucleus, and internationally, and has robust hyperlinks to life science specialists exterior the UK. With a longtime popularity performing for life sciences corporations over a few years within the Oxfordshire biotech hub, these two new appointments will assist the agency to extend its affect within the Cambridge and London life sciences markets.


Commenting on the new arrivals, senior affiliate Rachel Bradley, stated: “I am pleased to welcome Nabil and Eileen to the firm. They bring with them not only doctorates in the field, but also a wide range of experience in the sector. I know our team will develop even further with their valuable input. The past few years have seen significant improvement for our position in the life sciences sector and we are excited to see this continue and advance in 2018.”


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